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How can I prevent Steam from updating game?

Discussion in 'Games' started by Black Panther, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. Black Panther

    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    So I have New Vegas on Steam, and discovered that the sudden cause of the game locking at 0-5 fps while in VATS was the latest patch. So I removed the patch (it's simple in Win 7 - just right click on its exe file in Steamapps directory, see the previous version and copy it in the directory instead of the more recent exe file).

    Thing is I instructed Steam not to update the game (games library - rightclick on Vegas - Properties - Updates) but occasionally (not every time) when I restart the pc and go quickly to check I find out that the setting I instructed was not saved and that the game was set once more to "always keep this game up to date" :confused:

    Which is confusing.
    What can I do to make Steam remember the instructions not to update Fallout New Vegas?
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    PVTCaboose1337 Graphical Hacker

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    Right click on game, > properties > updates tab:

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    He already did that!
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    BP is a she, but good try.

    Anyway, I did some research on the Steam forums and it seems that this is a common issue, that the setting to not update will fail to save.
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    if that dosent work then you could launch steam in offline mode? you will loose communication with friends :(
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    Steam is like Obama...it knows what is best for you. :rolleyes:
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    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    Precisely

    That's what I'm trying to solve

    Exactly. And I want Steam to be online for the achievements and the rest of the silly stuff.

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